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Not to be confused with the DFT-30, a flatbed truck featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

The Imponte DF8-90 is a four-door sports sedan featured exclusively in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Design

Grand Theft Auto IV

This car seems to be rather unique in design, but as a midsize Imponte sedan, generally represents the Pontiac G6 (general silhouette and the bottom of the front clip) and the 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am (the greenhouse/roof and shape of the back doors). The way the top of the quarter panels slope down into the bumper resembles the 2003-2005 Pontiac Sunfire and the headlights vaguely resemble a mix of the 2006-2011 Honda Civic and 2003-2007 Saturn Ion Coupe (which also had an option for a different colored roof). The rear end is somewhat anachronistic, with a much squarer design than the front end, seemingly inspired by the 1990-1996 Pontiac Grand Prix sedan and 1992-1999 Oldsmobile Delta 88. The black-painted roof could be inspired by the Eagle Talon or Subaru SVX. The dashboard features red lighting, a Pontiac trademark.

Despite its near similar design, the DF8-90 is available in three different variants, all with the same body, range of body colors, and handling. Each one is identifiable by the presence of a spoiler or the type of spoilers used, and their badges on the trunk lid:

  • The first one is the standard, spoiler-less version of the car.
  • The second one is the "V6 Sport" version, featuring a small spoiler with its edges pointing downwards.
  • The third one is the "V8 Turbo" version, having a slightly sportier spoiler with its edges pointing towards either sides of the car. This version also incorporates an "Imponte Racing" badge.

The DF8-90 is equipped with a GPS system with a female voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto IV

Acceleration is respectable, with 0-60 mph manageable in 6.5 seconds [citation/verification needed], and is among the best in its class (RWD 4-door sedans). The high-output engine, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox with a smooth powerband gives the DF8-90 a high top speed of 192 mph (309 km/h)[citation/verification needed], while the V8 Turbo variant can reach 200 mph (320 km/h)[citation/verification needed]. The powerful engines on all models make this car easy to slide/oversteer, and as a result can drift and powerslide very easily while being controllable.

Handling wise, although it sacrifices ride, it makes up for it by being very good with avoidance manoeuvres and scores above average, not far in top speed to far more expensive vehicles. Accident deformation is good, considering its rather sporty nature, but it is not the best. The cabin holds up well and the same goes for the roof. The DF8-90 can sustain multiple frontal impacts before becoming immobilised or catching fire.

GTA IV Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 93 / 150 5 N/A RWD 1700 / 3748
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 3.8L supercharged V6 (Badging; V6 Sport)
5.3L supercharged V8 (Badging; V8 Turbo)
N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FR V8 (Cover)
FR Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model)
RWD Cannot be observed

Notable Owners

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Special Variants

The requested DF8-90 in Stevie's Car Thefts.

  • A DF8-90 is requested as part of Stevie's Car Thefts, featuring a unique light blue paintjob, but may appear in the form of any of the car's three variants. This particular vehicle can be found parked underneath the Hove Beach LTA station in Broker. As a new DF8-90 will respawn at the same spot until the player delivers one to S&M Auto Sales, the player can save one at a safehouse before delivering another.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Stevie's Car Thefts - The DF8-90 is one of the 30 vehicles wanted by the Stevie's Car Thefts in the side-mission of the same name.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto IV

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto IV

Trivia

General

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • The V8 Turbo DF8-90 shares its spoiler with the Primo V8 supercharged variant.
  • A glitch may sometimes allow for the blue DF8-90 required for Stevie's Car Thefts to continue spawning under Hove Beach subway station even after all deliveries are complete. This one, however, will not retain its paintjob after being resprayed.
  • The DF8-90 shares its interior with the Bravado Feroci. Same goes to the Karin Intruder.
  • If the player resprays the DF8-90 too many times, it will result in the car being painted all black and it cannot be changed, changing the colour of an all black DF8-90 is also impossible.

See Also

  • Fugitive - A similarly designed sports sedan.

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